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A long, long time ago, there was an ancient tradition of women who worked with sacred oils for the highest good of All. These women were called Myrrhophores, also known as myrrh-bearers or mistresses of the oils. They were priestesses of an even older order whose time has returned and is with us once again.
The work of these women was to anoint those approaching death and to prepare the way for the soul to soar. The sacred oil would realign people with their true soul essence, and carry them to ‘other side’. The Myrrhophore would hold a vigil (usually three days) whilst praying and uttering the intonation of the oil. The combination of softly spoken voice and perfume healed the wounds in the soul caused by events not only in this life but also in the past.
This myrrh-bearing tradition has its earthly roots in the ancient temples of Egypt and is still kept alive by a few practitioners today. However, the oil itself is the High Priestess and gateway to the inner temple. Mary Magdalene was a Myrrhophore. Isis was a Myrrhophore. Cleopatra, Hatshepsut…, the names are many, and the tradition is one.
The myrrhophore not only works with dis “ease” in the spirit and soul but also the disharmony within the environment. She tunes in to the subtle discordance and acknowledges its unrest. Turning to the oils, and its pure expression of the Divine, she offers herself as a bridge bringing the gift of wholeness and healing.
In the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches, the Third Sunday of Pascha (i.e. the second Sunday after Easter) is called the ‘Sunday of the Myrrhbearers’. It is clear that during the time of Christ being a Myrrhophore was a very esteemed and honourable position to hold. So much so, that it was the most famous Myrrhophore, Mary Magdalene that got to see and speak with the resurrected Christ.
I first realised I was a Myrrhophore when I inhaled Spikenard. I became initiated right there and then on the spot. I was instantly catapulted into a dark cave, warmed by ritual and intense prayer. The pungent fragrance opened a secret chamber in my heart as it stripped me bare to the memory of holding this medicine and decanting it to others, and the land. My love and adoration for Christ revealed its immensity as I keeled over and wept.
I had remembered what lay hidden in my soul, and now I am here to remind you.
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Despite centuries of medical use and several modern studies, 80 years of cannabis (Cannabis sativa, Cannabaceae) prohibition have left clinicians undereducated about its therapeutic uses. A 2017 US study found that 89.5% of surveyed residents and fellows felt unprepared to prescribe cannabis and just 35.5% felt prepared to answer patients’ questions about it. Only 9% of US medical schools include clinical cannabis content in curricula.* While there is a lack of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in cannabis therapeutics, researchers and caregivers are recognizing RCTs’ limitations in applicability to individual patients, who may be better served by individualized evidence-based practices. Cannabis’ effects vary depending on many factors. It is desirable to find a “sweet spot” of dosing that provides symptom relief without adverse effects (AEs) like unwanted euphoria. The authors combine a review of the literature and their own clinical observations to offer guidance on Good Clinical Practices (GCPs)…
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The Five of Wands Reversed may come up when a disagreement is finally resolved. You may be ready to admit you were wrong, or apologize to someone, or someone may apologize to you. However, beware of smoothing over a situation to avoid conflict, as the issue may come up again and again until you confront it. This card may also come up when you back down too quickly when faced with opposition. Remember that challenging situations often have the most rewarding outcomes. If you are finding a relationship dull, this card could indicate a need for increased competitiveness. Play sports or board games together. This card may also indicate inner conflict, like wanting to do two things that cannot both be done together. Just for today, chances are you’re feeling feisty. Today, you may get involved in a heated debate, or have a craving for some fun competition. The warning is to not get too attached to winning — keep it light, have fun. New ideas and strengthened friendships are possible.
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“Your Vision Will Become Clear Only When You Can Look Into Your Own Heart. Who Looks Outside, Dreams; Who Looks Inside, Awakes.”
— Carl Jung
This is Lana … I can tell you from personal experience how powerfully life-changing taking ORME (orbitally rearranged monoatomic elements) daily has done to decalcify and fully activate my Pineal Gland and open up my clairsentient senses. It truly is a material of great magic, and it has been around for centuries … since ancient times. I must have listened to this video 100 times when it was first uploaded onto YouTube back in 2006 among other researching I did before I decided to try it on myself. It’s truly a fascinating topic in metaphysics. Enjoy this lecture.